Books and Books best sellers of 2010

#1 The Girl with the 
Dragon Tattoo series

By Stieg Larsson

(Random House, $7.99 to $15.95)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

This mystery trilogy has taken the world by storm, and Cayman is no different!

#2 Come to Win

By Venus Williams

(Amistad , $25.99)

The tennis superstar visited Books & Books in November to sign copies of Come to Win, a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a competitive spirit and athletic background into success off the playing field.

#3 Eat, Pray, Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert

(Penguin, $15.00)

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir began delighting readers long before it became a blockbuster movie last summer.

#4 Luka and the Fire of Life

By Salman Rushdie

(Random House, $25.00)

The celebrated author visited Books & Books in November and captivated his audience with excerpts from Luka and the Fire of Life, a book of wonders for all ages.

#5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

By Jeff Kinney

(Amulet, $6.99 to $13.95)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Intermediate readers have fallen in love with this exciting and innovatively illustrated series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to.

#6 Pete the Cat: 
I Love My White Shoes

By Eric Litwin and James Dean

(HarperCollins, $16.99)

The author and illustrator of this colourful and interactive picture entertained young readers at the third annual Children’s Book Festival in November.

#7 The Little Blue Book

By Fred Burton

(International Reptile Conservation Foundation, $18.00)

Follow local scientist Fred Burton on his race to save the most endangered iguanas on Earth, Grand Cayman’s own Blue Iguanas.

#8 Patronage, Personalities, 
and Parties

By Roy Bodden

(Ian Randle, $30.00)

The former politician visited Books & Books in July for a discussion of the second book in a planned trilogy about the social and political history of the Cayman Islands.

#9 A Reliable Wife

By Robert Goolrick

(Algonquin, $14.95)

The woman who answers Ralph Truitt’s newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife” is not the “simple, honest woman” he is expecting.

#10 What to Expect When 
You’re Expecting

By Heidi Murkoff

(Workman, $14.95)

With over 14.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting continues to the most iconic, must-have pregnancy bible for parents-to-be.

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Tennis champ Venus Williams during her Books & Books book signing talks to a fan.

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